Top 10 Most Misleading Band Names and Music Artist Stage Names

Misleading band names /stage names give you wrong expectations and impressions:
1) about their country of origin - a band called 'Birds of Tokyo' is not from Japan
2) about the type of music they play - a band called 'Miss May I' plays metalcore
3) about anything else - the band members of 'Barenaked Ladies' are not hot chicks, and so on.

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21 My Bloody Valentine (sounds like a death metal band)

I love this band but I hate their name.

22 Gamma Ray (their music is not electronic) Gamma Ray (their music is not electronic) Gamma Ray is a power metal band from Hamburg, northern Germany, founded and fronted by Kai Hansen after his departure from the German power metal band Helloween.

Power metal and speed metal from Germany. - Metal_Treasure

23 Molotov (Spanish metal band)

Molotov sounds very Russian because Molotov is Russian. But this band even sings in Spanish (song - No Manches Mi Vida) - Metal_Treasure

24 Miss Montreal (Dutch music artist)

Montreal is the 2nd largest city in Canada. - Metal_Treasure

25 Portugal. The Man (American rock band)
26 Berlin (American Band)
27 Austrian Death Machine (American Metal Band)

Side project of Tim Lambesis, singer for As I Lay Dying. It's a parody of- and tribute to Arnold Schwarzenegger's films. - Metal_Treasure

28 America (British Rock Band)

I never got why they named themselves 'America' since they're british. - somekindofaguy

Interesting... it would also be good if a Amercian band called themselves England - Lucretia

29 Extreme (Their Music is Not Extreme at All)
30 iwrestledabearonce (they don't play hunting songs)

Legible name spelling: I wrestled a bear once
From a band with this name I expected songs like Deer Season Fever by Lo-Brau, or Fred Bear by Ted Nugent.
It's actually a metalcore band from the USA. - Metal_Treasure

31 Frida Gold (band, not a solo artist)
32 Within Temptation (sounds like a band centering around occult themes) Within Temptation (sounds like a band centering around occult themes) Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.
33 Silbermond (Alternative Rock/indie pop band) Silbermond (Alternative Rock/indie pop band) Silbermond is a German alternative rock band consisting of Stefanie KloƟ (vocals), Thomas Stolle (guitar), Johannes Stolle (bass), Andreas Nowak (drums) that formed in 2000. more.

"Silver Moon".
Sounds way too mystical for a band that have absolutely nothimg mystical in their music or lyrics. Fits better for a symphonic metal, new age, gothic or at least emo band. - Martin_Canine

34 Jennifer Rostock (band, not a solo artist)
35 Bushido (German rapper of Tunisian descent, not Japanese)
36 Bass Drum of Death (Punk, Not Death Metal or Deathcore)

American garage punk band formed in 2008 - Metal_Treasure

37 Hanoi Rocks (Finnish Rock Band, Not Vietnamese)

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. - Metal_Treasure

38 Blutengel (They Don't Make Rock Music)

Blutengel translates to "Blood Angel". But their musical style is dark wave or future pop, which is atmospheric, but not in the slightest any hard or heavy. Yet, they are always put in the "hard & heavy" section in stores. - Martin_Canine

39 Boards of Canada (not from Canada)
40 Christian Death (Sounds Like a Black Metal Band)
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